Before joining Baxter Harder, Haley served as a Deputy Public Defender in Deschutes County where she enthusiastically represented clients in criminal proceedings on both the misdemeanor and felony level. Haley has extensive experience in the courtroom and represented her clients in several criminal jury trials. Through her work as a public defender, she developed a unique skill set to efficiently handle high volume work and proficiency in the law to effectively advocate for clients when presented with unexpected issues. Haley also previously practiced at Buckley Law in Lake Oswego where she gained experience in domestic relations cases. She worked on high asset dissolution of marriage cases, child custody modifications, child support modification matters, restraining orders, and adoptions.
Haley is a Bend, Oregon, native and feels blessed to have been raised in such a beautiful and growing community. Prior to beginning her legal career, she studied at The University of Oregon where she majored in Family and Human Service. Haley graduated early, allowing her to begin working in higher education before pursuing her law degree at Willamette University. While completing her legal studies, Haley completed several practical internships - one of which was with the Oregon Department of Justice where she worked on inmate litigation matters for the state. She also was able to gain experience by working with Legal Aid, The Marion County District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Youth Services in Lane County. She was one of the first students in the state of Oregon to successfully take and pass the Oregon State Bar Exam during her third year of law school- a feat most take months to study for only after graduating law school. After becoming a licensed attorney, she couldn’t wait to return “home” to Central Oregon and pursue her passion: helping people. Haley looks forward to continuing her career-long tradition of exceeding deadline expectations for her clients at Baxter Harder.
When Haley isn’t spending time with her daughter and her animals, she loves to travel- particularly to Mexico. She enjoys interior design and loves to dabble in DIY home renovation.
- Willamette University, Salem Oregon, Juris Doctor
- University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon, Bachelors of Education in Family and Human Service